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5100s (4) set at 1.75 with rear TSB on stock rims and tires

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BryWi, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    BryWi

    BryWi [OP] Psalm 109:8

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    I received several questions about the rear TSB with 5100s all the way around that I had completed yesterday.

    Couldn't find a way to attach pics in the private message, so here's a few shots for anyone that is looking to run this set up with stock tires and rims.

    Not the best pics :anonymous: with the snow and all, but you get the idea.

    I've got some TRDs for the summer and plan to run 265/75/16 on those.

    Don't flame me :bananadead: if an identical thread is out there. Based on the number of questions I would think not.

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  2. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    You won't get any hate from me. I am trying to figure all this lift stuff out. So many threads on lifts it makes my head hurt. Yes I am guilty of starting one! Pics are small on iPhone I will check them out later tonight. Adding the 5100's means you have to get realgined right? Does it sit level?
    Thanks for the input!
     
  3. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    Yes you will have to be realigned ( well I did but I did bigger tires when I just had the 5100's) I had mine a 1.75 with the TSB AAL and I sat level. Its different for other people though. OP there are tons of other 5100 threads but no biggie your just trying to help peeps out.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    John, it has about 1/2 to 3/4 inch rake as it sits now. A little more on the left side with the Taco lean. Yes, you'll need an alignment after install.

    Since it was just done, I really hope I don't get too much settling in the rear. I have also heard the 5100s (in the front) settle a bit as well over time, so we'll see where it ends up.

    Worse case scenario I get an AAL for the rear.

    Good luck with your decision. This combo works out well for me because I didn't want to get into changing out suspension components.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    When I just had the 5100's my rear settled more than the front did but it settled into level. I doubt you will need another AAL with them set at 1.75 if anything you may have to change the fronts to 2.5 to meet the back. Another AAL will put your ass end up too high I have the TSB and the Toytec on my 3 inch lift.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Thanks for that info, Devin.

    I can stand a little rake, just don't want to be nose high.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    At 1.75 you should not be nose high at all. I had mine like that for over 1 year and it stayed just a bit higher(still looked about level) in the rear but not enough to make me want to raise them to 2.5.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    Looks good man, Sell me your running boards please!
     
  9. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    OEMs. You can pick up a set for around 300 bucks at any of the Toyota parts stores on the internet.

    Great door protectors, too ;)
     
  10. Jan 21, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Bryon,
    Did you have the 5100's installed at the dealer when you had the rear leaf TSB done? Also what else did you need to do other than the alignment? Any issues when driving at highway speed?
     
  11. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Chris, I had the TSB done the day before.

    I know some guys talked about doing the 5100s and then getting the alignment at no cost when the TSB was performed, but I had it scheduled that way and just went with it.

    Nothing else except the alignment, and I can't give a full review until I get her on the highway at regular speeds. We had some significant snow yesterday and when I hopped on the highway everyone was doing 35 :rolleyes:

    The ride is firmer and more like a truck. I'll give an update after I get her out over the weekend.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2011 at 5:54 AM
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    Thanks for your input. I am going to do the 5100 on all four corners and the TSB. This will give me a little bit of lift and not mess up my driveline, CV axles, ball joints etc. Will set them at 1.75 and call it done! Provided I do not get the Taco lean, but I think that is easily fixed with this. Do I need another alignment if I need to do the spacer fix? Oh yea, BTW nice truck!
     
  13. Jan 22, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    Thanks, John, and you're welcome.

    The reasons you mention are the EXACT reasons I went with the 1.75.

    As for the spacer fix, I am not sure if another alignment is needed, but one of the guys on TW will have that answer. My "lean" isn't enough to worry about right now (>1/4), and I'll wait and see where the whole thing settles out.

    Good luck with your lift...
     
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    Thanks for posting the photos! Can I ask you how much was the total cost $??
    My truck has the same beautiful silver as yours! :)
     
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    Not the factory tires though....

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  16. Jan 23, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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    Nice rig and looks good with the TA KOs. I also like those steps. Those would have been my next choice if I hadn't gone with OEMs.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    It was $282.00 for the four 5100s (DownSouthMotorsports) and $370.00 for the install and alignment.

    I initially thought the price was a little high, but they explained that the strut set up in the front involved some time. The rears were simple.

    I took it to a small tire/suspension shop to do the work because I am a small business owner and like to support the little guys ;)

    You will probably find a better price if you shop around.

    Let us know how it works out...
     
  18. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:32 AM
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    Update on the TSB and 5100s install:

    I am getting a slight drive line rumble/vibe on deceleration ONLY between 22-27 MPH. That's it. But it is so slight that I can't even tell you for sure it wasn't there before the 5100s. I only had 300 miles on the truck before I got it done, so I really didn't have a chance to pick up on all the traits of the truck in that short time.

    The ride stiffened up a bit. It rides more like a truck now. I think most of the stiffening came from the TSB. The more I drive it now, the less stiff it seems. Maybe it's loosening up a bit or I am just getting used to it.

    No alignment issues. Drives straight and true. No drifting or vibes at all at any other speeds.

    There may be one potential problem as the TSB settles (IF it does). I am at about a 1/2" rake right now. If it does settle, I may have to lower the 5100s to 0.85 so I am not nose high.

    I would recommend lifting this way. Far fewer problems with wear and replacement of components if you stay at 1.75 or less. ;)
     
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